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In Deep

In Deep

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In Deep is the third album by Australian singer Tina Arena released by Columbia Records in Australia on August 25, 1997 (see 1997 in music). Arena states that this album is "international in spirit" and she did not want to make a record that sounded like her previous album, she wanted to make a record that reflected her "growth as a singer, writer, performer and human being." In Deep debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart but sales were not as high as her previous album Don't Ask (1994). The album yielded five singles "Burn", "If I Didn't Love You", "Now I Can Dance", "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "If I Was a River".

In Deep was recorded in Los Angeles, with production duties divided between Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones (who produced albums for Van Halen and Billy Joel) and David Tyson (who collaborated with Arena on Don't Ask). Arena states the album is "essentially a live record", because concerts are what she thrived on. The cover for the Australian version is a little different with Arena centred on the cover with white borders.

Chart performance

The album debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on August 25, 1997 knocking Middle of Nowhere by Hanson off the top spot, making the album Arena's second number-one album. During its fourth week in the charts, the album regained the number-one spot for two consecutive weeks making the album having spent a total of three weeks at number-one. In Deep went to spend a total of sixty weeks in the top one hundred re-entering once, certified triple platinum by ARIA, became the eighth highest selling album in Australia for 1997 and became the eighty-fifth for 1998. It was also nominated for three ARIA Awards in 1998 for "Highest Selling Album", "Best Female Artist" and "Highest Selling Single" for "Burn". In New Zealand, it entered the RIANZ Albums Chart at number twenty-two then moved up to its peak position of sixteen the week after, the album spent a total of six weeks in the top fifty. In the United Kingdom the album was not as successful as her previous top twenty album Don't Ask, this album peaked at number one hundred and two, spending two weeks in the top two hundred.

The singles released from In Deep were successful in most music markets including Australia and France. Released in July-August 1997, "Burn" reached number two on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart—becoming Arena's highest peak in Australia—and also peaking in the top fifty in New Zealand and the UK. Burn also made history when it became the fastest-added Australian song of all time in radio. The song was nominated for an ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single (see ARIA Music Awards of 1997).

Track listings

Australian version

  1. "Burn" (Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) – 4:44
  2. "If I Didn't Love You" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 5:02
  3. "Sixteen Years" (Arena, David Tyson, Ward) – 5:10
  4. "In Command" (Arena, Heather Field, Tyson) – 5:30
  5. "Not for Sale" (Arena, Field, Robert Parde)
  6. "Unsung Hero" (Arena, Dean McTaggart, Tyson) – 4:07
  7. "I Want to Live with You" (Arena, Mick Jones, Reswick, Werfel) – 4:54
  8. "Welcome to My World" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel)
  9. "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Jones) – 6:21
  10. "Flashback" (Arena, Jones, Page) – 4:25
  11. "Now I Can Dance" (Arena, Tyson) – 5:53
  12. "Stay"/"Burn" (acoustic version) (hidden track) (Arena, Reswick, Werfel)Mexican/Argentine version
  13. "Burn" – 4:44
  14. "If I Was a River" – 5:21
  15. "No Shame" – 5:18
  16. "If I Didn't Love You" – 5:02
  17. "Sixteen Years" – 5:10
  18. "I Want to Live with You" – 4:54
  19. "Flashback" – 4:25
  20. "In Command" – 5:30
  21. "Unsung Hero" (choir mix) – 4:07
  22. "Now I Can Dance" – 5:53
  23. "I Want to Know What Love Is" – 6:21
  24. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with Marc Anthony (James Horner, Will Jennings) – 4:42
  25. "Now I Can Dance" (Spanish version) – 5:53
  26. "Burn" (Spanish version) – 4:46

UK version

  1. "Burn" – 4:44
  2. "If I Was a River" (Diane Warren) – 5:21
  3. "No Shame" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 5:18
  4. "If I Didn't Love You" – 5:02
  5. "Sixteen Years" – 5:10
  6. "I Want to Live with You" – 4:54
  7. "Flashback" – 4:25
  8. "In Command" – 5:30
  9. "Unsung Hero" – 4:07
  10. "Now I Can Dance" – 5:53
  11. "I Want to Know What Love Is" – 6:21
  12. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with Marc Anthony – 4:42
  13. "Whistle Down the Wind"
  14. "Burn" (reprise)French version
  15. "Aller Plus Haut" – 5:05
  16. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with Marc Anthony – 4:42
  17. "I Want to Know What Love Is" – 6:21
  18. "Les Trois Cloches" – 5:18
  19. "Segnali di Fumo" – 3:45
  20. "Burn" – 4:44
  21. "If I Was a River" – 5:21
  22. "No Shame" – 5:18
  23. "If I Didn't Love You" – 5:02
  24. "Sixteen Years" – 5:10
  25. "I Want to Live with You" – 4:54
  26. "In Command" – 5:30
  27. "Unsung Hero" (choir mix) – 4:07
  28. "Now I Can Dance" – 5:53
  29. "Chains" – 4:22

Charts

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 16
Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 102
Chart (1999) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 3
Switzerland Albums Chart 31

Release history

Region Date Catalog
Australia 18 August 1997 497837 2
United Kingdom 26 October 1998
France 30 March 1999 493334 9

Personnel

References

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